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UPSC – Union Public Service Commission Recruitment 2014 (Assistant Director , Air Safety Officer (Engineering) ,Operations Officer, Assistant Adviser (Public Health Engineering) )

UPSC – Union Public Service Commission Recruitment 2014 : Union Public Service Commission has are invites has issued employment advertisement (Advt.: 14/2014) for the recruitment of various Vacancies (Asst Professor, Asst Director, Operations officer, Specialist Grade and more jobs).
Online Application Registration Last date : 11th September 2014
Vacancies Details :
Assistant Director : 02 Posts
1. B.V.Sc. or B.V.Sc. and Animal Husbandry Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
2. Age limit should not exceeding 35 years.
3. Select candidates can get Rs.15600-39,100 Pay scale + Rs. 5,400 (Grade Pay)

Air Safety Officer (Engineering) : 04 Posts
1. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized University or Pass in associate Member ship examination.
2. Age limit should not exceeding 35 years.

Corrosive Poisons

Corrosive Poisons
Possible Contact
Hydrochloric acid
Tile and concrete  floor cleaner, used to adjust acidity of swimming pools
Sulphuric acid
Auto batteries
Combustion of chlorine containing plastics (PVC or Saran)
Sodium hydroxide
Drain cleaners
Sodium phosphate
Detergents, household cleaners
Sodium perborate
Laundry detergents, denture cleaners
Air, electric motors
Nitrogen dioxide
Polluted air, automobile exhaust
Hypochlorite ion
Peroxide ion
Bleach, antiseptic
Oxalic acid
Bleach, leather tanning, spinach, tea
Sulphite ion
Nitrosyl chloride
Mixing household ammonia and bleach


1. Which one of the following is not a site for in –situ methods of conservation of flora?
(a) Biosphere Reserve
(b) Botanical Garden
(c) National Park
(d) Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of Western Ghats –Sri Lanka and Indo-Burma regions as hotspots of biodiversity
1. Species richness
2. Vegetation destiny
4. Ethno-botanical importance
5. Threat perception
6. Adaptation of flora and fauna to warm and humid conditions
Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context?
      (a)     1, 2 and 6              (b)2, 4 and 6        (c)1, 3 and 5                  (d) 3, 4 and 6

3. The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon?
(a) It has a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth.
(b)  It is a confluence of different biogeographically zones.
(c) Exotic and invasive species have not been introduced in this region.
(d)It has less human interference.

4. Consider the following pairs:
1. Desertification –converting the large tract of desert to natural grassland like State
2. deforestation –soil loss, watershed damage, altered rainfall patterns follow
3. Green revolution –attempt  to improve crop production on existing land
4. Solar-hydrogen power – is not the best option
5 CFCs –invisible, odorless compounds that contribute to zone thinning
Which  of the above given statements are correct?
(a)    2, 3 and 5 only                 (b) 2 and 4 only             (c)All of the above                 (d) None of the above
5. The characteristic feature/s of the ecosystems is/are
1. Energy inputs and outputs
2. One trophic level
3. Nutrient cycling but not outputs
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List of Revolutions in the field of Agriculture in India

  • Black Revolution – Petroleum Production
  • Blue Revolution – Fish Production
  • Brown Revolution – Leather/non-conventional(India)/Cocoa production
  • Golden Fibre Revolution – Jute Production
  • Golden Revolution – Fruits/Overall Horticulture development/Honey Production
  • Green Revolution – Food grains
  • Grey Revolution – Fertilizer
  • Pink Revolution – Onion production/Pharmaceutical(India)/Prawn production
  • Red Revolution – Meat and Tomato Production
  • Round Revolution – Potato
  • Silver Fiber Revolution – Cotton
  • Silver Revolution – Egg/Poultry Production
  • White Revolution (In India: Operation Flood) – Milk/Dairy production
  • Yellow Revolution – Oil Seeds production
  • Evergreen Revolution – Overall development of Agriculture

Theme of Economic Planning – Poverty Alleviation Programmes

Poverty alleviation and improving the living standards of people have been the central theme of Economic planning. In recent years a number of Poverty Alleviation Programmes (PAP) have been launched. They are as follows.
  • IRDP: Integrated Rural Development Propgramme – launched in 1979
  • TRYSEM: Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment – August 15, 1979
  • JRY: Jawahar Rozgar Yojana – April 1989
  • NRY: Nehru Rozgar Yojana – Urban counterpart of JRY – It has been in operation since October 11, 1989.
  • SUME: The Scheme of Urban – Micro Enterprises
  • SUWE: The Scheme of Urban – Wage Employment
  • EAS: Employment Assurance Scheme Operational from October 2nd 1993
  • PMRY: Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojana launched on October 2nd 1993
  • PMIUPEP: Prime Ministers Integrated Urban Poverty EradicationProgramme launched in November 1995.
  • NSAP: National Social Assistance Programme implemented from 15th August 1995.
  • GKY: Ganga Kalyan Yojana – became operational from 26th January 1997
  • SJSRY: Swarna Jayanthi Shahari RozgarYojana came into effect – Scheme from December 01, 1997.
  • SJGSY: Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarozgar Yojana – Scheme became fully operative from April 01, 1999. (It comprises of IRDP, DWCRA andTRYSEM).
  • JGSY: Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana – launched on 23rd June 1999.
  • PMGY: Pradan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana – Introduced in 2000-01focussing village level development in five crucial areas like. Health, Primary Education, Safe drinking water, Housing, Rural roads.
  • JPRGY: Jai Prakash Rozgr Guarantee Yojana – proposed in the Union budget of 2002-03 to provide employment guarantee to the unemployed youths of distressed districts.

List of Vitamins

List of Vitamins
Vitamin A, B₁, B₂, B₃, B₅, B₆, B₉, B₁₂, C, D, E, H, K and P.
  Water soluble vitamins are destroyed by overcooking. They are easily washed out during food storage and preparation.
Biochemical Function
Biochemical Function Effects
Deficiency Effects
Fat- soluble vitamins
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Protects eyes, prevents night blindness
Light sensitivity, night blindness
Fish , liver, eggs, butter cheese, carrots
Vitamin D (Calciferol)
Essential in building strong bones
Cod liver oil, spinach, sunlight
Vitamin E( a –tocopherol)
 Antioxidant, maintains RBC membranes
Oedema, anemia, sterility
Egg yolk, meat, nuts green vegetables, wheatgerm oil
Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
Aids in clotting of blood
Slow clotting of food
Cauliflower, leafy vegetables

Water-soluble vitamins
 Vitamin B₁ (Thiamine) 
Carbohydrate metabolism, proper functioning of heart
Milk, nuts, cereal grains legumes
Vitamin B₃ (Niacin)
Metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
Yeast,  liver, peanuts, soyabeans , potatoes
Vitamin B₅
Synthesis of heme, fatty acids, amino acids, cholesterol
Retarded growth
Yeast, mushrooms, egg-yolk, nuts, liver
 Vitamin B₆
Production of antibodies
Increased susceptibility to infections
Egg, liver, yeast, peas, beans , milk
Vitamin B₉ (Folic acid)
Formation of red blood cells
Liver, kidney, mushrooms, yeast, green leafy vegetables
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Resists disease, protects bones, teeth and gums,  heals wounds
Citrus fruits, tomatoes, green pepper, cabbage, cauliflower
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UPSC Geologist Exam 2015

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 2015 Geologist Recruitment 

Post Name : Geologist
Qualification :  Post Graduate
Age Limit : 21 years to 32 years
Last Date : 06-03-2015
Mode of apply : Online
Exam date 23.05.2015

UPSC Geologist Exam Important dates:
  • Starting date to fill online application form: 07.02.2015
  • End date to apply online: 06.03.2015
  • Exam date: 23.05.2015

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Current Affairs - US launches advanced GPS satellite - GPS IIF-7

GPS 2F-7
A new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite has been launched into space. An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . The rocket carried a GPS 2F-7 spacecraft, which will join a constellation of other satellites already orbiting 17,700 kilometres above Earth. The GPS satellite will provide navigation for both military and civilian users. The craft, when it becomes operational, will replace a 17-year-old satellite. The older satellite will be used as a back-up for the new one.

GPS IIF- 6, it was launched 17 May 2014

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Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin

The newly named Australian humpback dolphin -- Sousa sahulensis (the bottom illustration) -- is now one of four recognized species of humpback dolphin. The Australian humpback dolphin is gray in color and has a characteristic "cape" pattern on its back. Credit: U. Gorter.

Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Clymene Enterprises.
Sousa sahulensis
The study describing the newly named species is the culmination of a 17-year long systematic examination of all available historical records, physical descriptions, and genetic data of humpback dolphins—a widespread group of coastal cetaceans ranging from the coast of West Africa to the northern coast of Australia. The Australian humpback dolphin becomes the fourth recognized humpback dolphin species.
The study appears online today in the journal Marine Mammal Science, and will appear in the journal's

world war 2 summary timeline and important dates Part II (Jan 6, 1942 to Sep 2, 1945 )

Jan 6, 1942
world war 2 summary timeline and important dates
Largest Budget in History
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his State of the Union address in which he proposes a massive government spending budget, the largest in American history.

Oct 23, 1942North African Theatre
In the first major Allied offensive, British and U.S. armies attack Germany's Africa Korps on the Mediterranean chasing forces back toward Libya.

Nov 8, 1942US Troops Land In Africa
Under the leadership of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. troops land in Algiers, Oran, and Casablanca in North Africa.

Jan 1, 1943Chuchill and Roosevelt Plan
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt meet in Casablanca in North Africa to plan attacks on all fronts, to invade Sicily and Italy, to send forces to the Pacific, and to better aid the Soviet Union.

Jan 31, 1943Russians Trap Germany
The Russian Red Army traps and captures German armies that had invaded the Soviet Union.

Sep 8, 1943Italy Surrenders
RANGEEND_ITALY The Italian government officially surrenders to the Allied powers; still, German forces occupy much of Italy.

Sep 28, 1943Allies Capture Naples
The Allies capture German holdings in Naples.

Dec 1, 1943Cairo Declaration
The Allied powers announce the Cairo Declaration in which all three declare their intention to establish an international organization to maintain the peace and security of the world.

Jun 1, 1944Allies Assemble
In England, the Allied powers assemble 2.9 million men, 2.5 million tons of supplies, 11,000 airplanes, and hundreds of ships in preparation for D-Day.

Jun 4, 1944Rome Falls
Rome falls to Allied forces.

Jun 6, 1944

world war 2 summary timeline and important dates Part I (Apr 1, 1940 to Dec 11, 1941 )

world war 2 summary timeline and important dates
1940For Whom the Bell Tolls Published
American author Ernest Hemingway publishes For Whom the Bell Tolls, a novel about a young American in Spain who joins an antifascist guerrilla force in the Spanish Civil War.

Apr 1, 1940Hitler Seizes Low Countries
Adolf Hitler takes neutral Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg.

Apr 1940Germany Pummels France
German fighter planes and ground troops pummel France.

Apr 1940Hitler Defeats France
Britain forces retreat from France and Adolf Hitler's armies defeat French forces.

May 1940Allied Support Grows
The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies is founded.

May 1940Fleet Moved to Pearl Harbor
President Franklin D. Roosevelt moves the United States Pacific Fleet base from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

May 16, 1940Roosevelt Increases Defense Spending
In a speech to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests new defense spending, an enlarged army, and an expanded air fleet. Public opinion favors the new defense program.

Jun 10, 1940Italy Attacks France
Benito Mussolini's Italian forces attack France from the south.

Jun 22, 1940

Doklam Plateau Issue

The region falls within Bhutanese Territory. India and Bhutan 2007 Friendship Treaty, Which provide regulations for border dispute Th...