Saturday, 18 January 2014

FULL forms of famous companies

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YAHOO - Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.

IBM - International Business Machines Corporation

FIAT - Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (meaning Italian Automobile Factory of Turin)

Amul - Anand Milk Union Limited (based out of a small town 
in Gujarat called Anand)

HTC - High Tech Computer

AT&T - American Telephone and Telegraph Company

ICICIIndustrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank

HDFC - Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

ESPN - Entertainment and Sports Programming Network

HCL - Hindustan Computer Limited

HSBC - Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

L&T - Larsen & Toubro

CEAT Tyres - Cavi Elettrici e Affini Torino 

HP - Hewlett & Packard

WIPRO -  Western India Products Limited

INTEL - Integrated Electronics

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Some more nice Words and their meanings - Vocabulary 2

Ferocity - cruelty, savagery
                 ( The ferocity of something is its fierce or violent nature)
(Example. The armed forces seem to have been taken by surprise by the ferocity of the attack.)

Humane - gentle, kind
                 ( Humane people act in a kind, sympathetic way towards other people and animals and try to do them as little harm as possible)

Jeopardy - danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat
                  ( If someone or something is in jeopardy, they are in a dangerous situation where they might fail, be lost, or be destroyed)
(Example. A series of setbacks have put the whole project in jeopardy)

Nebulous - cloudy, misty, confused
                   ( If you describe something as nebulous, you mean that is vague and not clearly defined or not easy to describe)
( Example. Music is such a nebulous thing.)

Sarcastic - biting, caustic, cutting, sardonic
                  ( Someone who is sarcastic says or does the opposite of what they really mean in order to mock or insult someone.)
( Example. She poked fun at people's shortcomings with sarcastic remark)

Lavish -  excessive, extravagant, prodigal
               ( If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.)
(Example. He staged the most lavish productions of Mozart.)

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Friday, 28 September 2012

Some nice Words and their meanings - Vocabulary

Abstain - refrain, desist, forbear,
               (If you abstain from something, usually something you want to do, you deliberately do not do it.)

Adept - skillful, expert, 
             ( Someone who is adept at something can do it skilfully )
(Example. He's usually very adept at keeping his private life out of media )

Adhere - stick, abide by, cling, 
               ( If you adhere to a rule or agreement you act in a way that it says you should)
(Example. All members of the association adhere to a strict code of practice.)

Blasphemy - profanity, cursing, obscenity, vulgarity, obscene
                    (You can describe something that shows disrespect for God or a religion as blasphemy)
(Example. He was found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to three years in jail)

Exquisite - delicate, fine, graceful, polished, refined
                   ( Something that is exquisite is extremely beautiful or pleasant, especially in a delicate way.)
(Example. Ravi's photography is exquisite.)

Gregarious - affable, amiable, cordial, outgoing, sociable
                     ( Someone who is gregarious enjoys being with other people.)
(Example. She is such a gregarious and outgoing person.)

Fragile - weak, brittle, frail, delicate, friable
               ( If you describe a situation as fragile, you mean that it is weak or uncertain and likely to be able to resist strong pressure or attack.)
(Example. The fragile economies of several south African nations could be irreparably damaged.)

This much is fine for today. Will provide you with some more interesting words tomorrow. Check daily for some new words to add to your vocab.

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Friday, 21 September 2012

Specialized agencies of UNO and their Headquarters

First of all lets know about UNO :

Origin of UNO : The U.N.O came into existence in 1945.

Headquarters of UNO : New York

Flag of UNO : White U.N. emblem is superimposed on light blue background. The emblem consist of the global map projected from the North Pole and embraced in twin olive branches.

Languages : The official languages of the UNO are English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Spanish but the working languages are English and French.

Main Organs of UNO
1. General assembly
2. Security council
3. Economic and social Council 
4. Trusteeship Council
5. International Court of Justice
6. Secretariat

Specialized Agencies of the UNO with their Headquarters

Agencies                                                                  Headquarters

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)             Rome

International labour Organisation (ILO)                  Geneva

World Health Organisation (WHO)                        Geneva

United Nations Educational Scientific and           
Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)                            Paris

International Bank for Reconstruction &
Development (IBRD) or World Bank                     Washington

International Monetary Fund (IMF)                        Washington

International Finance Corporation (IFC)                 Washington

International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO)     Montreal

International Telecommunication Union (ITD)        Geneva

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)            Geneva

United Nations International Children's
Emergency Fund (UNICEF)                                     New York

Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative
Organisation (IMCO)                                                London

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)           Vienna

Technical Assistance Administration (TAA)               
Economic and Social Commission for Asia 
and the Pacific (ESCAP)                                           Bangkok

United Nations High Commission for 
Refugees (UNHCR)                                                  Geneva

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Largest, longest, Biggest, Highest, Smallest etc in the world

Largest Bird - Ostrich
Biggest Bridge in the world - San Francisco, Oakland Bridge (8.5 miles)
Longest Bridge in the world (on river) - Mahatma Gandhi Setu (India)
Tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa (829.84 m (2,723 ft))
Largest country in the world (By land mass) - Russia (6,592,846 sq miles)
Largest country in the world (By population) - China (1,347,350,000)
Smallest country (by land mass) - Vatican city
Smallest country (by population) - Vatican city
Biggest continent - Asia
Smallest continent - Australia
Longest Epic - Mahabharat
Biggest island in the world - Greenland
Biggest ocean - Pacific
World's biggest museum - British Museum, London
Highest Mountain - Mount Everest
Largest Peninsula - Arabia
Biggest Planet - Jupiter
Smallest Planet - Mercury
Brightest Planet - Venus
Highest Volcano - Cotopaxy (Andes, Equador)

other important general awareness topics are....
cabinet ministers of india with their departments
Chief ministers of all states
Nartional parks and wildlife sanctuaries in india
first in the world
famous inventions and discoveries
Books and their authors
cups and trophies

Monday, 10 September 2012

Cabinet Ministers of India with their departments 2012 (updated)

Prime Minister


Vice President

Manmohan Singh

Pranab Mukherjee

Mohammed Hamid Ansari

Name of Minister

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Ministry of Planning,
Department of Atomic Energy and
Department of Space
Manmohan Singh

Minister of FinanceP. Chidambaram

Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Food Processing IndustriesSharad Pawar

Minister of DefenceA.K. Antony

Minister of Home AffairsSushil Kumar Shinde

Minister of External AffairsS.M. Krishna

Minister of Science and Technology
Minister of Earth Sciences
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Vilasrao Deshmukh,( who died on August 14 2012.)
Vayalar Ravi

Minister of Health and Family WelfareGhulam Nabi Azad

Minister of PowerM. Veerappa Moily

Minister of Corporate AffairsM. Veerappa Moily

Minister of New and Renewable EnergyFarooq Abdullah

Minister of Petroleum and Natural GasS. Jaipal Reddy

Minister of Urban DevelopmentKamal Nath

Minister of Civil AviationAjit Singh

Minister of Overseas Indian AffairsVayalar Ravi

Minister of Information and BroadcastingMrs. Ambika Soni

Minister of Labour and EmploymentMallikarjun Kharge

Minister of Human Resource Development and Minister of Communications and Information TechnologyKapil Sibal

Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of TextilesAnand Sharma

Minister of Road Transport and HighwaysC.P. Joshi

Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Minister of CultureMs. Selja

Minister of TourismSubodh Kant Sahay

Minister of ShippingG.K. Vasan

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Water ResourcesPawan Kumar Bansal

Minister of Social Justice and EmpowermentMukul Wasnik

Minister of Chemicals and FertilizersM.K. Alagiri

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesPraful Patel

Minister of CoalShriprakash Jaiswal

Minister of Law and Justice and Minister of Minority AffairsSalman Khursheed

Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Panchayati RajV. Kishore Chandra Deo

Minister of SteelBeni Prasad Verma

Minister of RailwaysMukul Roy

Minister of Rural DevelopmentJairam Ramesh

Other important General awareness topics are.....

Chief ministers of all states
Nartional parks and wildlife sanctuaries in india
first in the world
famous inventions and discoveries
Books and their authors
cups and trophies

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Chief Ministers of different States of India ( updated 8/9/2012 )

Jammu & Kashmir - Omar Abdullah , J&K national conference
Himachal Pradesh - Prem Kumar Dhumal , BJP
Punjab - Parkash Singh Badal , Shiromni Akali Dal
Uttarakhand - Vijay Bahuguna , INC
Haryana - Bhupinder Singh Hooda , INC
Uttar Pradesh - Akhilesh Yadav , SP
Rajasthan - Ashok Gehlot , Congress
Bihar - Nitish Kumar , Janta Dal (United)
Sikkim - Pawan Kumar Chamling , Sikkim democratic Front
West Bengal - Mamata Banerjee , Al Trinamool Congress
Assam - Tarun Kumar Gogoi , INC
Arunachal Pradesh - Nabam Tuki , INC
Nagaland - Neiphiu Rio , Nagaland People's Front
Manipur - Okram Ibobi Singh , INC
Meghalaya - Mukul sangma , INC
Tripura - Manik Sarkar , Communist party of India 
Mizoram - Lal Thanhawla , INC
Jharkhand - Arjun Munda , BJP
Madhya Pradesh - Shivraj Singh Chauhan , BJP
Gujarat - Narendra Modi , BJP
Chhattisgarh - Raman Singh , BJP
Orissa - Naveen Patnaik , Biju Janata Dal
Maharashtra - Prithviraj Chavan , INC
Andhra Pradesh - Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy , INC
Karnataka Jagadish Shettar  , BJP
TamilNadu - J. Jayalalithaa , AIDMK
Kerala - Oommen Chandy , INC
Puducherry - N Rangaswamy

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