29th State of India TELANGANA


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TELANGANA: 29th State of India : Important Facts

1. It will be the 29th state of India.

2. The new Telangana state would comprise the 10 districts of Hyderabad, Medak, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda,
Nizamabad, Rangareddy and Warangal.

3. Hyderabad will b joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana atleast fr 10 years.

4. 20% of Indian coal reserves will come under Telangana and also of mica and bauxite.

5. It will jave 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats.

6. The Telangana agitation, as they point out, was started by the people of the region who complained that "Andhra" leaders had flouted the "Gentlemen's Agreement" which had facilitated the formation of the state, in November 1956.The feeling of betrayal was also implicit in the discontent, which spread among Telangana officials and theunemployed youth of the region, who felt they were being exploited by the people from the rest of the state who had flocked to the new capital.
  
Telangana (Telugu: తెలంగాణ) is a proposed state to be carved out from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The city of Hyderabad would serve as the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for ten years. On 30 July 2013 the ruling Congress party announced its intention to carve Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh as the 29th state of Republic of India. The timeline for the creation of the new state involves an elaborate process, which has been allotted a 122 days, or at least four months. The split has to be approved by the Indian Parliament before the state is officially created.
When created, Telangana will consist of 10 districts: Hyderabad, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. With a population topping 35 million people, the new state will have 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 Assembly seats.
 
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India, Senegal sign 3-year pact to expand cultural exchanges
i. India and Senegal have signed a three-year pact to further expand cultural exchanges.
ii. The Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation seeks exchange of experts in the field of theatre and publications on cultural heritage.
iii. New Delhi and Dakar will exchange programmes depiciting various facets of life and culture through their radio and Television organisations. 
iv. The pact was inked by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch and her Senegal counterpart Adboul Aziz Mbaye in New Delhi today.


RPower commissions 45-MW wind project in Maharashtra

i. Reliance Power on Monday said its 45-MW wind power project at Vashpet in Maharashtra has commenced operations.
ii. The Anil Ambani-led company is already operating a 40 MW solar PV project in Rajasthan and with the commissioning of the 45 MW wind power capacity, its operating renewable capacity has doubled to 85 MW
iii. The 45 MW wind project, set up with an investment of Rs 300 crore, consists of 18 wind turbine generators having 2.5 MW of rated capacity each, a company statement said.
iv. The power from Vashpet project would be sold to Reliance Infrastructure for distribution to Mumbai in line with regulated tariff structure of the state, it said.
v. The project is already registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project with UNFCCC and is expected to earn 1.6 million carbon credits during its operations phase, the release said.        
vi. The Reliance Group already has another 100 MW of wind power capacity, he said, adding: “RPower is also executing country’s largest 100 MW solar CSP power project at Rajasthan, which is set to be completed in the current year
India women finish 7th in World Junior Squash Championships
i. India capped off their impressive run in the Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship with a seventh-place finish, defeating New Zealand 2-1 in the classification match at the Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw, Poland.
ii. Lakshya Ragavendran clinched the issue for the sixth seed India after twice coming from behind to overcome Kiwi Rebecca Barnett in the decider on the final day of the biennial World Squash Federation event which featured more than 160 players from a record 37 nations.
iii. India’s top junior, Harshit Kaur once again demonstrated her growing maturity in using short kills and drops to make the lanky Eleanor bend for her shots and stretched the Kiwi to all corners of the court.
Punjab emerges champion
i. Punjab edged out Uttar Pradesh via a penalty shootout to claim the title in the Alchemist Federation Cup hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.
ii. In a keenly fought final match, the two teams were tied 1-1 after the regulation period.
iii. In the shootout, Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh 4-3 to bag the winner’s cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh.



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71. Which of the following statements is/are correct about South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)?
(1) The SAFTA Agreement was signed on 6th January 2904 during the Twelfth SAARC Summit held
in Islamabad, Pakistan.
(2) SAFTA requires all the participating countries to reduce customs duties of all traded goods to
zero by the year 2012.
(3) Afghanistan, as the 8th member state of the SAARC, has also ratified the SAFTA protocol. (4) Only (1) and (3)
(5) Only (2) and (3)
 

72. The tax levied on the manufacture or production of goods is called
(1) Value Added Tax (2) Customs Duty (3) Sales Tax
(4) Excise Duty (5) None of these
 

73. The source (s) of revenue of the state governments is/ are
(1) entertainment tax (2) land revenue
(3) excise duty on intoxicants (4) Only (1) and (2) (5) All (1), (2) and (3)
 

74. FIDE is an international organisation and the governing body of international competition of which
of the following games?
(1) Formula One (2) Football (3) Baseball (4) Chess (5) None of these
 

75. What is India’s current ranking in the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 released by the
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)?
(1) First (2) Third (3) Sixth (4) Seventh (5) Ninth


 76. The eight core sector industries - crude oil, petroleum refinery products, natural gas, fertilisers, coal,
electricity, cement and finished steel - have a weight of _____ in the overall Index of Industrial
Production (IIP) at present.
(1) 33.5 per cent (2) 37.9 per cent (3) 46.6 per cent (4) 51.2 per cent (5) 67.8 per cent
 

77. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Women’s World Cup scheduled to
begin on January 31?
(1) The ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 will be played in India. This will be the third time that India
has hosted Women’s World Cup in 50-over format.
(2) India has named Mithali Raj as the captain of the 15-member women’s cricket squad for the
World Cup.
(3) This is the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup tournament.
(4) Only (1) and (2)
(5) Only (2) and (3)
 

78. Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), an armed rebel group, is active in which of the following
countries? It had recently captured an army base and the army used helicopters to get their camp
back.
(1) Bangladesh (2) Myanmar (3) Sudan (4) Mali (5) None of these
 

79. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled India’s fourth Science Policy at the centenary edition of
the Indian Science Congress held in
(1) New Delhi (2) Mumbai (3) Kolkata (4) Chennai (5) Bangalore
 

80. Rajkeswur Purryag, who visited India recently as the first foreign leader to visit India in 2013, is the
President of
(1) Mauritius (2) Fiji (3) Nepal (4) Trinidad and Tobago (5) Surinam


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76. 2     77.  4        78.  2     79.  3    80.   1
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61. The State Bank of India has signed an MoU to set up a $ 2-billion consortium to promote direct
investment with which of the following Russian sovereign wealth funds?
(1) Revenue Regulation Fund (2) Sovereign Investment Authority
(3) Investment Corporation (4) Russian Direct Investment Fund (5) None of these
 
62. Tejendra Khanna holds which of the following posts at present?
(1) DGP of Delhi Police (2) Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
(3) Home Secretary of India (4) Foreign Secretary of India (5) None of these
 
63. Recently, who has won the seventh Women’s World Open squash title, which is her fifth title in a
row?
(1) Laura Massaro (2) Delia Arnold (3) Nicol David
(4) Dipika Pallikal (5) None of these
 
64. Which of the following countries has launched the world’s largest high-speed rail line which covers a
distance of 2,298 km in mere eight hours?
(1) Germany (2) US (3) South Korea (4) Japan (5) China
 
65. The Union Cabinet has approved setting up a Commission of Inquiry to identify lapses and fix
responsibility for the unfortunate gang-rape of a 23-year old student in Delhi recently. It will be
headed by
(1) Usha Mehra (2) Usha Chaturvedi (3) JS Verma
(4) Neeraj Kumar (5) None of these
 
66. IKEA is all set to enter Indian retail market as a single-brand retail company. This Swedish company
deals in
(1) Grocery (2) Furniture and home accessories
(3) Fresh fruit and vegetables (4) Apparels (5) None of these .

67. Indians lost the final match of Asian Champions Trophy hockey to
(1) Malaysia (2) Bangladesh (3) Pakistan (4) Sri Lanka (5) None of these
 
68. The GDP growth during 12th five-year plan is projected at (1) 8 per cent (2) 8.2 per cent (3) 9 per cent (4) 9.2 per cent (5) None of these
 
69. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial parliamentary legislation which
bans the adoption of Russian children by
(1) British families (2) German families (3) American families
(4) Chinese families (5) None of these
 
70. Consider the following statements with respect to NBFCs:
(A) All NBFCs are entitled to accept public demand deposits.
(B) An NBFC cannot issue cheques drawn on itself.
(C) Deposit insurance facility of DICGC is not available for NBFC deposits.
Which of the above statements is/are correct about NBFCs?
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B) (3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B) (5) Only (B) and (C)

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 41. Name the CIA (US) director who recently resigned amid allegations of extramarital affair with his
biographer disclosed in an investigation by FBI.
(1) Paula Broadwell (2) David Petraeus (3) Chris Stevens
(4) Auguste Rodin (5) None of these
 


42. Who among the following is the writer of the book titled The Wave Rider? He/She is also the founder
of rediffmail.com.
(1) Ajit Balakrishnan (2) Priya Sheth (3) NS Vageesh
(4) Vartika Nanda (5) None of these
 


43. Who among the following chief ministers travelled to Pakistan on a week-long visit on the invitation
of the Pakistan government?
(1) Parkash Singh Badal (2) Nitish Kumar
(3) Bhupendra Singh Huda (4) Omar Abdullah (5) None of these
 


44. Which of the following best defines repo rate?
(1) It is the rate at which banks lend to customers.
(2) It is the rate at which RBI pays interest to banks for their deposits with it.
(3) It is the rate at which banks borrow from RBI.
(4) It is the rate at which banks lend to their most valued customers.
(5) None of these



 45. Name the present Minister of State for Tourism who hails from Andhra Pradesh.
(1) MM Pallam Raju (2) K Chiranjeevi (3) Killi Kruparani
(4) P Balram Naik (5) Anam Ramanarayana Reddy
 


46. Who among the following has written the book titled Swaraj?
(1) VS Naipaul (2) Sushma Swaraj (3) Arvind Kejriwal
(4) Kiran Bedi (5) None of these



 47. Consider the following commodities with respect to minimum support price (MSP)
(A) Sugar (B) Cotton (C) Wheat
MSP is announced by the government for which of the above commodities?
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B) (3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (C) (5) All (A), (B) and (C)
 


48. Name the renowned literary critic and educator who has been given the prestigious Kyoto Prize in the
‘Arts and Philosophy’ category recently?
(1) Ivan Sutherland (2) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (3) Yoshinori Ohsumi
(4) Gayatri Joshi (5) None of these
 


49. Consider the following with respect to Debit Cards:
(A) These cards can be used at point of sale centres.
(B) Banks earn huge amount as penalties for defaulting payments through these cards.
(C) It can be used for normal withdrawals.
Which of the above cannot be feature (s) of a Debit Card?
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B) (3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B) (5) Only (B) and (C)
 


50. Which of the following ministries gives Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
(1) Ministry of Science and Technology (2) Ministry of HR Development
(3) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (4) Ministry of Finance
(5) None of these








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