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People Pay Homage To #KalamSir on Social Media
  • People Pay Homage To #KalamSir on Social MediaNEW DELHI:  Tributes and accolades flooded social media this morning as people remembered Former President APJ Abdul Kalam who died in Meghalaya on Monday.

    While people took to Twitter and Facebook to express their sense of loss and share photos, quotes and stories of the noted scientist, instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp were conspicuously bereft of jokes and memes.

    "When I am dead, do not declare a holiday. Instead, work a day extra - Kalam sir's profound words," read a message doing rounds on WhatsApp today.

    "Let's salute the pure soul who gave his life for us. Let's tribute the strong mind, determined to do anything for us. Let's show our joy, for his great heart," read another.

    Celebrities and everyday-people alike thronged on Twitter to post messages as the hashtag #KalamSir soared to become India's top trend.

On Facebook, President APJ Abdul Kalam's Aide Recalls His Last
  • On Facebook, President APJ Abdul Kalam's Aide Recalls His Last Day
    This was posted on Facebook at 4 am by the former President's aide, Srijan Pal Singh.

    Here is the full text of the post:

    What I will be remembered for... my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir...

    It has been eight hours since we last talked - sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing down, sometimes as tears. Our day, 27th July, began at 12 noon, when we took our seats in the flight to Guwahati. Dr. Kalam was 1A and I was 1C. He was wearing a dark colored "Kalam suit", and I started off complimenting, "Nice color!" Little did I know this was going to be the last color I will see on him.

    Long, 2.5 hours of flying in the monsoon weather. I hate turbulence, and he had mastered over them. Whenever he would see me go cold in shaking plane, he would just pull down the window pane and saw, "Now you don't see any fear!".

    That was followed by another 2.5 hours of car drive to IIM Shillong. For these two-legged trip of five hours we talked, discussed and debated. These were amongst hundreds of the long flights and longer drives we have been together over the last six years.

    As each of them, this was as special too. Three incidents/discussions in particular will be "lasting memories of our last trip".

    First, Dr. Kalam was absolutely worried about the attacks in Punjab. The loss of innocent lives left him filled with sorrow. The topic of lecture at IIM Shillong was Creating a Livable Planet Earth. He related the incident to the topic and said, "It seems the manmade forces are as big a threat to the livability of earth as pollution". We discussed on how, if this trend of violence, pollution and reckless human action continues we will forced to leave earth. "Thirty years, at this rate, maybe", he said. "You guys must do something about it... it is going to be your future world"

    Our second discussion was more national. For the past two days, Dr. Kalam was worried that time and again Parliament, the supreme institution of democracy, was dysfunctional. He said, "I have seen two different governments in my tenure. I have seen more after that. This disruption just keeps happening. It is not right. I really need to find out a way to ensure that the parliament works on developmental politics." He then asked me to prepare a surprise assignment question for the students at IIM Shillong, which he would give them only at the end of the lecture. He wanted them to suggest three innovative ways to make Parliament more productive and vibrant. Then, after a while he returned on it. "But how can I ask them to give solutions if I don't have any myself".

    For the next one hour, we thwarted options after options, to come up with his recommendation over the issue. We wanted to include this discussion in our upcoming book, Advantage India.

    Third, was an experience from the beauty of his humility. We were in a convoy of 6-7 cars. Dr. Kalam and I were in the second car. Ahead of us was an open gypsy with three soldiers in it. Two of them were sitting on either side and one lean guy was standing atop, holding his gun. One hour into the road journey, Dr. Kalam said, "Why is he standing? He will get tired. This is like punishment. Can you ask a wireless message to be given that he may sit?" I had to convince him, he has been probably instructed to keep standing for better security. He did not relent. We tried radio messaging, that did not work. For the next 1.5 hours of the journey, he reminded me thrice to see if I can hand signal him to sit down. Finally, realizing there is little we can do - he told me, "I want to meet him and thank him". Later, when we landed in IIM Shillong, I went inquiring through security people and got hold of the standing guy. I took him inside and Dr. Kalam greeted him. He shook his hand, said thank you buddy. "Are you tired? Would you like something to eat? I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me". The young lean guard, draped in black cloth, was surprised at the treatment. He lost words, just said, "Sir, aapke liye to 6 ghante bhi khade rahenge".

    After this, we went to the lecture hall. He did not want to be late for the lecture. "Students should never be made to wait", he always said. I quickly set up his mike, briefed on final lecture and took position on the computers. As I pinned his mike, he smiled and said, "Funny guy! Are you doing well?" 'Funny guy', when said by Kalam could mean a variety of things, depending on the tone and your own assessment. It could mean, you have done well, you have messed up something, you should listen to him or just that you have been plain naive or he was just being jovial. Over six years I had learnt to interpret Funny Guy like the back of my palm. This time it was the last case.

    "Funny guy! Are you doing well?" he said. I smiled back, "Yes". Those were the last words he said. Two minutes into the speech, sitting behind him, I heard a long pause after completing one sentence. I looked at him, he fell down.

    We picked him up. As the doctor rushed, we tried whatever we could. I will never forget the look in his three-quarter closed eyes and I held his head with one hand and tried reviving with whatever I could. His hands clenched, curled onto my finger. There was stillness on his face and those wise eyes were motionlessly radiating wisdom. He never said a word. He did not show pain, only purpose was visible.

    In five minutes, we were in the nearest hospital. In another few minutes, they indicated the Missile Man had flown away, forever. I touched his feet, one last time. Adieu old friend! Grand mentor! See you in my thoughts and meet in the next birth.

    As I turned back, a closet of thoughts opened.

    Often he would ask me, "You are young, decide what will you like to be remembered for?" I kept thinking of new impressive answers, till one day I gave up and resorted to tit-for-tat. I asked him back, "First you tell me, what will you like to be remembered for? President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion.... What?" I thought I had made the question easier by giving options, but he sprang on me a surprise. "Teacher", he said.

    Then something he said two weeks back when we were discussing about his missile-time friends. He said, "Children need to take care of their parents. It is sad that sometimes this is not happening". He paused and said, "Two things. Elders must also do. Never leave wealth at your deathbed - that leaves a fighting family. Second, one is blessed if one can die working, standing tall without any long-drawn ailing. Goodbyes should be short, really short".

    Today, I look back - he took the final journey, teaching, what he always wanted to be remembered doing. And, till his final moment he was standing, working and lecturing. He left us, as a great teacher, standing tall. He leaves the world with nothing accumulated in his account but loads of wishes and love of people. He was successful, even in his end.

    Will miss all the lunches and dinners we had together, will miss all the times you surprised me with your humility and startled me with your curiosity, will miss the lessons of life you taught in action and words, will miss our struggles to race to make into flights, our trips, our long debates. You gave me dreams, you showed me dreams need to be impossible, for anything else is a compromise to my own ability. The man is gone, the mission lives on. Long live Kalam.

    Your indebted student,
    Srijan Pal Singh

When President APJ Abdul Kalam Visited Jawans at Siachen
  • When President APJ Abdul Kalam Visited Jawans at SiachenNEW DELHI:  In April 2004, President APJ Abdul Kalam became the fist Indian President to visit the Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world.
    It would be no ordinary trip - travelling to the base camp of the Siachen glacier in early April means being exposed to extremely cold, sometimes sub-zero temperatures during the day time.  
    For days, we had prepared for the arrival of President Kalam, having been nominated by Army Headquarters as the television news team that would cover the visit. We felt the visit was important for us to broadcast live, something that had never been done from those forbidding heights.

    As we struggled to lock on to a satellite signal, jawans of the Indian Army helped ensure we had uninterrupted power supply in what was essentially a war zone. Back in those days, we also occasionally used satellite phones to communicate with our office. As I logged on to the sat phone network, the display read "Location: China," a clear indicator of just how far North we were, squarely in the middle of a sliver of land wedged between Pakistan to the West and Aksai Chin in the East, which India disputes with China as its territory.
    President Kalam would be arriving here as supreme commander of the armed forces to speak to jawans about the dangers of environmental degradation on the 72-km glacier. Kalam first flew into the Indian Air Force's Thoise airbase near the Siachen Brigade Head Quarters in Partapur, located in one of the most beautiful areas on Earth - the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra rivers which lies North of the Khardungla Pass, well North of the town of Leh in Ladakh.
    When President Kalam flew into the Siachen base camp by chopper from Thoise, we were waiting for him, microphonoes at the ready. We were told he would speak to us a little while later. Worried that we would be brushed aside by the President's Protocol Officers, I followed the President around the base camp looking for an opportune moment to intercept him for a sound byte.
    Finally, we made eye contact. He smiled at me. And I knew that was the time to get my mini-interview.
    My question to Dr Kalam was rather elementary - "Sir, why has it taken so long for a President to visit the Siachen glacier?" Looking at me straight in the eye,  the  President approached me and said, "Son, let me ask you something."  Surprised at this situation and worried that I had offended the President of India, I quietly murmured, "Yes, Sir." To which the President said, "Young man, tell me, what have you had for breakfast?" "Sir?" I replied hardly being able to believe what he asked. And so he asked again. "Young man, what did you eat for breakfast?" "Sir, I ate toast and an egg," I replied. At which the President launched into a 30 second-speech on the importance of eating well. "Good, eating a healthy breakfast is important. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the energy for the rest of the day and it's important that you pick and choose what you eat for breakfast."

    Completely stumped, I nodded politely and let the moment pass. The President had converted a reporter's news-opportunity into something that he was more interested in talking about. And he decided to convey his views through his usual, extremely disarming style - with a smile on his face and a glint in his eye.

Supreme Court Judges Disagree on Yakub Memon's Plea to Stop his Hanging
  • Supreme Court Judges Disagree on Yakub Memon's Plea to Stop his HangingWhether 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon should hang on Thursday has sharply divided two Supreme Court judges who today asked the Chief Justice of India to take a call.

    Chief Justice HL Dattu has been requested to decide on a new, larger bench, which he is expected to do this afternoon. Such a bench will have only one day to decide on Yakub.

    One of the judges, Justice Anil Dave, said Yakub's death sentence must not be stopped, quoting a Sanskrit shloka to say: "If the king doesn't punish the guilty with red eyes then the entire sin will come on the king."

    This was unacceptable to Justice Kurien Joseph, who said that there had been a clear violation of procedure and "such technicality should not stand in the way to protect the life of a person."

    Yakub has pleaded that the death warrant for his execution is illegal because it was issued before he had exhausted every legal option; his curative petition challenging the Supreme Court's ruling had not been heard then. It was rejected last week. His lawyers also said judges who ordered the death sentence should have been part of the bench that decided on the curative petition.

    Justice Joseph agreed that the curative petition had not been dealt with correctly, and that the defect "needs to be cured otherwise there will be clear violation of Right to Life of the convict."

    Yakub Memon, 53, was found guilty in 2007 of helping plan the deadly terror attack in which 257 people were killed in Mumbai. His brother Tiger Memon, the main accused along with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, has been missing since 1993.

    Of the 11 sentenced to death, Yakub, a chartered accountant, was the only convict not granted mercy.

    A group of eminent citizens, including politicians, jurists and retired judges, have asked President Pranab Mukherjee to grant mercy to Yakub, arguing that in comparison, "the other 10 planted the bombs and played a much more critical and direct role." The president rejected Yakub's mercy plea last year.

3 Children Drown in Bihar's Vaishali District
  • 3 Children Drown in Bihar's Vaishali DistrictHAJIPUR:  Three children drowned in a canal in Vaishali district of Bihar, a police official today said. Ravishankar Kumar (6), Dolly Kumari (5) and Soni Kumari (6) were playing along the canal's side yesterday evening when the ground beneath their feet gave away and they fell in the waterbody, Goraul Station House Officer Dilip Kumar said.

    Though locals brought out Ravishankar soon after, he was declared dead by doctors.

    Bodies of two other children were also found after some search and taken to a nearby hospital where they were also declared brought dead.

    A pall of gloom prevailed at Bhusainakh village.

Gurdaspur Attack: His Maruti Was Carjacked by Terrorists, Lay Bleeding On Road
  • Gurdaspur Attack: His Maruti Was Carjacked by Terrorists, Lay Bleeding On RoadGURDASPUR, PUNJAB:  On a Monday morning, Karamveer Singh decided to make a grocery run to buy the week's supplies of vegetables for his family. His car approached three men standing on the road. And then bullets began raining around him.

    The 54-year-old was hit in the shoulder through the windscreen of his car. He kept going, till his white Maruti 800 crashed into a wall. The men ran up to him, dragged him out of the car, then drove away, leaving him bleeding on the road.

    Minutes later, they would pull up in the Maruti to a police station complex in Dinanagar, near the border with Pakistan, and spend 12 hours in gunbattle with security forces before being shot dead.

    Mr Singh is still in the hospital. His left shoulder has been seriously injured. He has other wounds on his hands and legs.

    He told that after being shot and shoved onto the road, he dragged himself to his house, about 100 metres away.

    Mr Singh owns a restaurant on the road where he was shot by the terrorists, who are believed to have been sent to India from Pakistan, which has condemned the first major terror attack in Punjab in over a decade.

Pakistan Renews Drone Charge, India Alleges 'Disinformation Campaign'
  • Pakistan Renews Drone Charge, India Alleges 'Disinformation Campaign'ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI:  Pakistan's Army on Monday released images and videos that it claimed prove that a drone shot down along the Line of Control earlier this month was operated by the Indian Army.

    It claimed that the images were retrieved from the drone and indicate that it flew from an Indian post and entered Pakistani territory.

    New Delhi has rubbished Islamabad's allegation that the drone was launched by India for aerial surveillance; it says that it is a Chinese-made quadcopter available off the shelf.

    Pakistan's claims were further weakened after China's official media reported that the drone was "recognised in Beijing as the Chinese made DJI phantom 3," which was not sold to any government.

    Countering these assertions, Pakistan's army said in its statement that an image retrieved from the drone proves that after its purchase it was taken inside an office of M/S ASCOM, which is an Indian communication and Electronic Firm. It said a pre-flight picture indicated the presence of an Indian soldier in the vicinity of the drone, though it only shows the legs of a person clad in military fatigues.

    An image purportedly taken by the drone while in flight "shows an Indian flag", said the statement, adding that the craft initially remained close to the LoC and "kept surveilling throughout facing towards Pakistani side of LoC, then crossed over LoC and pictured a Pakistani post".

    The Pakistan Army also alleged that there had been a "sudden spike both in terms of intensity, caliber escalation and airspace violations by India" along the LoC and the international border.
    Reacting to the allegations, the Indian army said: "This disinformation campaign is part of Pakistan's modus operandi. They've clearly taken their time making this. China has already made it clear that this drone was never sold to India."

British Lord Resigns After 'Taking Drugs With Prostitutes'
  • British Lord Resigns After 'Taking Drugs With Prostitutes'LONDON:  A British politician resigned from the House of Lords today after a tabloid newspaper published footage of him allegedly snorting cocaine with prostitutes.
    Lord John Sewel, 69, apologised for the "pain and embarrassment" he had caused after the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun newspaper published pictures of him apparently wearing an orange bra as he chatted to two sex workers.
    Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into his actions and raided his home at an exclusive block of flats near the Houses of Parliament on Monday night.
    "I have today written to the clerk of the parliaments terminating my membership of the House of Lords," Sewel said in a statement. "I want to apologise for the pain and embarrassment I have caused."
    On Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron questioned whether it would be "appropriate" for Sewel to continue approving laws amid the "very serious allegations" against him.
    Sewel previously represented the main opposition centre-left Labour party in the House of Lords, the Houses of Parliament's unelected upper chamber.

  • 1. The poor cannot provide security to get loans from banks. Banks also cannot provide small quantum of loans citing high operating cost. So to help the poor, which type of finance
    system developed?
    1) Lottery Loan Schemes
    2) Super Vision Finance
    3) Ponzi Schemes
    4) Money Laundering Schemes
    5) Micro Finance System
    2. Who is called "father of microfinance systems" introduced the concept of Microfinance in Bangladesh in the "Grameen Bank"?
    1) Atiur Rahman
    2) Ashraf Mahmood Wathra
    3) Muhammad Yunus
    4) Dr. Chiranjivi Nepal
    5) Arjuna Mahendran
    3. During the periods 1970-1980, the microenterprise movement led to the emergence of NGOs. NGO means .........
    1) neo government organization
    2) number governmental organization
    3) no governmental organization
    4) non governmental organizations
    5) None
    4. In the 1990s, a number of institutions transformed themselves into formal micro finance institutions. Which is the first microfinance institution in India established?
    1) Margadarsi
    2) Sri ram
    3) Mutthoot
    4) Bandhan
    5) Manappuram
    5. Recommendations of Malegam committee on Micro Finance Sector do not include ........
    1) MFI should not charge more than 24% of its disbursed loans.
    2) Processing fee on the loan amount must not be more than 1%.
    3) Margin of interest to be not more than 20 percent.
    4) MFIs should lend to an individual borrower only as a member of a JLG and should have the responsibility of ensuring that the borrower is not a member of another JLG.
    5) Bank advances to MFIs should continue to enjoy 'priority sector lending' status.
    6. The beneficiary in the Micro Finance lending is .........
    1) Daily wage labour
    2) Marginal farmers
    3) Vendors in the small markets
    4) Land less labour
    5) All of above
    7. Which of the following statements is wrong regarding the Micro Finance System?
    1) The system originally intended to enable women to avail the credit for income generation.
    2) Women barrow the money and use it for productive work to come out of poverty under this system.
    3) Tribal women are barred to avail this system as they are illiterate.
    4) Highlight of this system is mutual faith and reciprocity.
    5) It is more successful in tribal areas.
    8. Whether Micro Finance System is the part of Financial Inclusion?
    1) No
    2) Partly it is part of Financial Inclusion
    3) Yes
    4) No, because RBI debarred it
    5) None of above
    9. Which nation announced to open the New Suez Canal on 6 August 2015?
    1) Italy
    2) Spain
    3) Egypt
    4) Greece
    5) Macedonia
    10. Indian Micro Finance Institutes (MFI) usually adopt the groupbased lending models. They are
    of two types, SHG model and JLG model. SHG means .........
    1) Self Hedge Group
    2) Sequence Hedge Group
    3) Single Help Group
    4) Self Help Group
    5) None
    11. JLG means .........
    1) Joint Liability Game
    2) Josh Liability Group
    3) Joint Loan Group
    4) Junior Liability Group
    5) Joint Liability Group
    12. To control high rate interest rates, coercive collections and illegal insurance practices by the Micro Finance Institutes, Andhra Pradesh government passed Andhra Pradesh Microfinance Institutions (Regulation of Money Lending) Act in .........
    1) 2013
    2) 2005
    3) 2007
    4) 2009
    5) 2011
    13. In the Not-For-profit Micro Finance Institutes, Which among the following are included?
    1) Societies
    2) Public Trusts
    3) Non-profit companies
    4) All of above
    5) None
    14. Co-operatives registered under state or National Acts and MACS come under Mutual benefit MFIs. MACS means .........
    1) Moral-Aided Co-operative Societies
    2) Mint-Aided Co-operative Societies
    3) Mutually-Aided Co-operative Societies
    4) Mutually-Aided Core Societies
    5) None
    15. Non-banking financial companies, producer companies and LAB come under the category of For-Profit -MFIs. LAB means .........
    1) Loan Area Banks
    2) Legal Area Banks
    3) Local Axis Banks
    4) Local Area Banks
    5) None of these
    16. SKS Microfinance Ltd, the famous listed micro lender in the country founded by .........
    1) Sudipa Sen
    2) M.B.N. Rao
    3) Kunal Ghosh
    4) Vikram Akula
    5) None
    17. Who launched an ''India Microfinance Platform'', a portal on microfinance activities across the country, with the assistance of World bank?
    1) SBI
    2) ICICI
    3) SIDBI
    4) Exim Bank
    5) NABARD
    18. Which committee has recommended creation of a separate category of NBFCs operating in the microfinance sector to be designated as NBFC-MFIs (Non-Banking Finance Company-Micro Finance Institutes)?
    1) C. Ranga Rajan
    2) Chandra Sekar
    3) Y.H. Malegam
    4) Tarapore
    5) R.K. Sundaram
    19. Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) CEO is .........
    1) Rajiv Akula
    2) Deepak Parekh
    3) Alok Prasad
    4) Veena Jain
    5) K. Prabhakar
    20. RBI asked banks to issue only EMV chip based and PIN enabled debit and credit cards from .........
    1) 1 July 2016
    2) 1 June 2016
    3) 1 September 2015
    4) 1 January 2016
    5) 31 December 2015
    21. Vikas Swarup assumed charge as spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry on 18 April 2015. Which of his novels made into Oscar winning film, the Slumdog Millionaire?
    1) Bombay Salam
    2) Q&A
    3) Kaun Banega Karorpathi
    4) Lakshyam
    5) IAS
    22. BCCI decided to scrap which trophy from 2015-16 calendar year?
    1) Vijay Hazare Trophy
    2) Duleep Trophy
    3) Ranji Trophy
    4) Irani Trophy
    5) All of above
    23. Player and related sport given. Locate the wrong combination?
    1) Shubham Jaglan - Shooting
    2) Kagiso Rabada - Cricket
    3) Ritu Rani - Hocky
    4) Geeta Phogat - Wrestling
    5) Yuki Bhambri - Tennis
    24. First World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) observed on which day in the year 2015?
    1) 15 July
    2)12 Jan
    3) 31 May
    4) 1 Dec
    5) 1 July
    25. Theme of Youth Skills Day 2015 is .........
    1) Improve your skill please
    2) Skill Globe, the nice Globe for Employment
    3) Skill kill the Unemployment
    4) Skill to Improve Your Empowerment
    5) Youth skills for work and life in the post- 2015 agenda
    26. To mark the Youth Skills Day 2015, on 15 July 2015, which scheme launched by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)?
    1) Swatch Bharath
    2) JAM
    3) Make India
    4) Swabhiman
    5) Skill India
    27. Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) is .........
    1) Prathap Rudy
    2) Prakash Javedkar
    3) V.K. Singh
    4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    5) Bandaru Dattathreya
    28. On the eve of Youth Skills Day, PMKVY was launched. PMKVY stands for .........
    1) Pradhan Mantri Kishore Vikash Yojana
    2) Pradhan Mithra Kaushal Vikash Yojana
    3) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Visesh Yojana
    4) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yagna
    5) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana
    29. Who heads the Government Committee on Net Neutrality?
    1) Rahul Khullar
    2) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    3) A.K. Bhargava
    4) Sampitroda
    5) None of above
    30. International Nelson Mandela Day was observed on .........
    1) 22 April
    2) 22 Feb
    3) 2 Oct
    4) 18 July
    5) 25 Dec
    31. UNESCO has chosen which Indian City as City of Music under the Creative Cities Network?
    1) Varanasi
    2) Gaya
    3) Basara
    4) Agra
    5) Amaravathi
    32. Who heads the expert group formed to classify the Caste-Tribe data of the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011?
    1) Bibek Debroy
    2) Ashok Gulati
    3) Arvind Panagariya
    4) Chandramouli
    5) Pandu Ranga Acharya
    33. Muhammadu Buhari Elected as a President of .........
    1) UAE
    2) Saudi Arabia
    3) Nigeria
    4) Guatemala
    5) Yemen
    34. On 16 July 2015, RBI has constituted a committee to prepare a 5 year action plan to spread the reach of financial services across country to unbanked population headed by .........
    1) Usha Thorat
    2) H.R. Khan
    3) Nachiket Mor
    4) D. Subba Rao
    5) Deepak Mohanty
    35. Justice R M Lodha committee constituted to probe .........
    1) Common wealth games scam
    2) 2 G Spectrum scam
    3) Black money hoarding in Foreign nations
    4) Irregularities in LPG gas dealers selection process
    5) IPL Betting Scandal 2013
    36. Lt General Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as the .........
    1) Army chief
    2) Vice-Chief of Indian Army
    3) Navy Chief
    4) DRDO chief
    5) Union Minister of state for Defence Affairs
    37. International population day celebrates on .........
    1) 7 July
    2) 10 July
    3) 11 June
    4) 11 July
    5) 5 Sep
    38. International population day 2015 Theme .........
    1) Say No to Population to Save the World
    2) Save the Globe from Population disasters
    3) Kill the population growth in Developing Nations
    4) Vulnerable Population in Emergencies
    5) None of above
    39. Global Economic Prospects (GEP) released by .........
    1) IEA
    2) World Bank
    3) WTO
    4) European Central Bank
    5) IMF
    40. How much amount of soft loan provided by the government to sugar mills to clear dues to farmers?
    1) Rs.16,000 crores
    2) Rs.8,000 crores
    3) Rs.6,000 crores
    4) Rs.2,000 crores
    5) Rs.10,000 crores
    41. 7th BRICS summit concluded at .........?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Ufa, Russia 3) Beijing, China
    4) Fortaleza, Brazil
    5) Durban, South Africa
    42. On 21 July 2015, supreme court rejected the central government's review plea seeking OBC status to ............ ?
    1) Rajputs
    2) Sikhs
    3) Muslims
    4) Nepalese Nationals
    5) Jats
    1-5, 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-3, 6-5, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-4
    11-5, 12-5, 13-4, 14-3, 15-4, 16-4, 17-3, 18-3, 19-3, 20-3
    21-2, 22-2, 23-1, 24-1, 25-5, 26-5, 27-1, 28-5, 29-3, 30-4
    31-1, 32-3, 33-3, 34-5, 35-5, 36-2, 37-4, 38-4, 39-2, 40-3, 41-2, 42-5

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