Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Quiz-Countries and Capitals-part 7

Countries and Capitals –Part 7

121. Which is the Capital of Mozambique?
  1. Lumbo
  2. Beira
  3. Xai-Xai
  4. Maputo


122. Which is the Capital of Myanmar (Burma?)
  1. Mandalay
  2. Magway
  3. Rangoon (Yangon);
  4. Taunggyi


122B.Which is the Administrative Capital of Myanmar (Burma)
  1. Pathein
  2. Bago
  3. Loi-Kaw
  4. Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw


123. Which is the Capital of Namibia?
  1. Oshakati
  2. Rehoboth
  3. Windhoek
  4. Swakopmund


124. Which is the Capital of Nauru?
  1. Yaren
  2. Anna
  3. Anaber
  4. Ronave


125. Which is the Capital of Nepal?
  1. Lumbini
  2. Birgunj
  3. Nepalgunj
  4. Kathmandu


126. Which is the Capital of Netherlands?
  1. Rotterdam
  2. Maastricht
  3. The Hague
  4. Amsterdam


126A.Which is the Capital of Netherlands (Seat of Government)
  1. The Hague
  2. Breda
  3. Almere
  4. Haarlem


127. Which is the Capital of New Zealand?
  1. Wellington
  2. Auckland
  3. Christchurch
  4. Hamilton


128. Which is the Capital of Nicaragua?
  1. Chinandega
  2. Granada
  3. Masaya
  4. Managua


129. Which is the Capital of Niger?
  1. Agadez
  2. Maradi
  3. Tahoua
  4. Niamey


130. Which is the Capital of Nigeria?
  1. Abuja
  2. Lagos
  3. Ibadan
  4. Kano


131. Which is the Capital of Norway?
  1. Stavanger
  2. Oslo
  3. Drammen
  4. Harstad


132. Which is the Capital of Oman?
  1. Sur
  2. Nizwa
  3. Muscat
  4. Sohar


133. Which is the Capital of Pakistan?
  1. Karachi
  2. Lahore
  3. Rawalpindi
  4. Islamabad


134. Which is the Capital of Palau?
  1. Melekeok
  2. Meyungs
  3. Airai
  4. Koror


135. Which is the Capital of Panama?
  1. San Miguelito
  2. Panama City
  3. Colón
  4. David


136. Which is the Capital of Papua New Guinea?
  1. Panguna
  2. Salamaua
  3. Madang
  4. Port Moresby


137. Which is the Capital of Paraguay?
  1. Central
  2. Luque
  3. Asuncion
  4. San Lorenzo


138. Which is the Capital of Peru?
  1. Lima
  2. Abancay
  3. Juliaca
  4. Sullana

Ans: a

139. Which is the Capital of Philippines?
  1. Bacolod
  2. Manila
  3. Cagayan
  4. Davao


140. Which is the Capital of Poland?
  1. Cracow
  2. Warsaw
  3. Poznan
  4. Wroclaw


Monday, 30 May 2011

Quiz-Countries and Capitals-part 6

Quiz-Countries and Capitals-part 6

101. Which is the Capital of Liechtenstein?
  1. Vaduz
  2. Schaan
  3. Triesen
  4. Mauren


102. Which is the Capital of Lithuania?
  1. Alytus
  2. Vilnius
  3. Visaginas
  4. Utena


103. Which is the Capital of Luxembourg?
  1. Mamer
  2. Luxembourg
  3. Fousbann
  4. Diekirch


104. Which is the Capital of Macedonia?
  1. Bitola
  2. Tetova
  3. Veles
  4. Skopje


105. Which is the Capital of Madagascar?
  1. Antananarivo
  2. Fianarantsoa
  3. Mahajanga
  4. Toamasina


106. Which is the Capital of Malawi?
  1. Karonga
  2. Mzuzu
  3. Zomba
  4. Lilongwe


107. Which is the Capital of Malaysia?
  1. Ipoh
  2. Ampang Jaya
  3. Johor Bahru
  4. Kuala Lumpur


108. Which is the Capital of Maldives?
  1. Haa Dhaal
  2. Lhaviyani
  3. Gaaf Dhaal
  4. Male


109. Which is the Capital of Mali?
  1. Sikasso
  2. Mopti
  3. Bamako
  4. Koutiala


110. Which is the Capital of Malta?
  1. Birkirkara
  2. Valletta
  3. Mosta
  4. Rabat


111. Which is the Capital of Marshall Islands?
  1. Majuro
  2. Ebeye
  3. Kabua
  4. Palikir


112. Which is the Capital of Mauritania?
  1. Kīfah
  2. Kayhaydi
  3. Trarza
  4. Nouakchott


113. Which is the Capital of Mauritius?
  1. Curepipe
  2. Port Louis
  3. Quatre Bornes
  4. Vascoas-Phoenix


114. Which is the Capital of Mexico?
  1. Monterrey
  2. Puebla
  3. Guadalajara
  4. Mexico City


115. Which is the Capital of Federated States of Micronesia?
  1. Colonia
  2. Kolonia
  3. meon
  4. Palikir


116. Which is the Capital of Moldova?
  1. Chisinau
  2. Tighina
  3. Soroca
  4. Ungheni


117. Which is the Capital of Monaco?
  1. Monaco
  2. Monte Carlo
  3. La Condamine
  4. Monaco-Ville


118. Which is the Capital of Mongolia?
  1. Dornod
  2. Darhan-Uul
  3. Ulaanbaatar
  4. Orhon


119. Which is the Capital of Montenegro?
  1. Boljanici
  2. Matesavo
  3. Ulcinj
  4. Podgorica


120. Which is the Capital of Morocco?
  1. Casablanca
  2. Marrakech
  3. Tangier
  4. Rabat


Civil Services 2010 -Topper Prabhasa Bhoi -UPSC-Interview

UPSC Board Interview By Prabhasa Bhoi – 902nd  Rank In the 2010-11 Indian Civil Services Exam
(K.K.Paul Board)

I was on Mr. K K Paul's board. I was the fist candidate to be interviewed on that day. I was bit nervous to be interviewed first. Anyway I managed to keep my cool. By 10.30, my interview was started and it lasted for 40 minutes. I could not impress the Chairman but somehow tackled the questions from other Board Members. I am not sure how much will I be getting in the interview.

First of all Mr Paul asked me about my Name, Roll No. and Date of birth. Then, as on the previous day World cup semi-final was played he inquired whether I had watched the match. I replied Yes but not fully.

Chairman: What was the turning point of the match?
Me: Tendulkar was dropped 4 times and almost all Indian bowlers picked up wickets. (He was not convinced)

Chairman: Who was the captain of Indian on the first ever match played between India and Pakistan?
Me: No idea sir.

Chairman: Who was the captain of Pakistan on the first ever match played between India and Pakistan?
Me: No idea sir.

(Then the Chairman gave the answer and asked whether I know them. I nodded negatively.)

Chairman: Why the rainbow is always curved?
Me: Rainbows are formed by refraction of light from rain drops. Rain drops are spherical in shape and different colours have different wavelengths which are refracted differently and gave rise to curved shape. (He was not convinced)

Chairman: Have u heard of Irom Sharmila?
Me: Yes sir. She is a social activist fighting for repeal of AFSPA (Armed forces special power act) from NE areas of our country.

Chairman: What is the specialty about her?
Me: She is on a continuous fast since last one decade to fight for this great cause.

Chairman: What is AFSPA?
Me: This act empowers armed forces with special powers such as to detain anybody without trial for indefinite period in certain disturbed areas to maintain peace and security of the region.

Chairman: What is the specific clause, she wants to repeal?
Me: Sorry sir, I don’t remember.

Chairman: You are working in NTPC since last 5 years. Then why are you planning to change your job?

Me: Truly speaking NTPC is the inspirational source of mine for preparing for Civil Services. I a working in a generalised Dept., where I have to work with in sync with different Departments such as Engineering, Finance etc.
Gradually I felt that if I can contribute in a efficient manner here, why cant I use my talent in a bigger field for the service of the society.

Chairman: But, you are also now contributing to the society?
Me: Here Sir my scope is limited to only one filed. In civil service I will get a chance to serve in broader spectrum.
(He was not convinced. After that he asked a few more questions and then asked other members to ask questions)

Member1: You have mentioned that your hobby is collecting coins. What is it called?
Me: Numismatism.

Member1: What is the oldest coin you possess?
Me: It is of the year 1892, 2 Anna, Victoria series.

Member1: What is the present installed capacity of our country?
Me: around 1,72,000 MW.

Member1: What is the share of each sector?
Me: Thermal=65%, Hydro=20%, Nuclear=3%, RES=12%

Member1: Recently Govt. has launched a new mission for renewable energy. What is the name of that programmer?
Me: National Solar Mission to generate 20,000 MW of solar energy by 2022.

Member2: What is the installed capacity of NTPC? (As I am working in NTPC)
Me: 33,194 MW.

Member2: Is it all coal based?
Me: No Sir, A major share (say 75%) comes form coal and remaining are gas based projects. Hydro projects are still to be commissioned. NTPC is planning to venture into Nuclear, Solar and Wind energy.

Member2: What is UMPP?
Me: Ultra Mega Power Projects, which are basically taken to bridge the large demand gap in power sector in our country.

Member2: What should be the minimum generating capacity of a power plant to be called a UMPP?
Me: 3000 MW

Member2: How many UMPPs are there in our country?
Me: Govt has already placed orders for 4-5 UMPPs such as Susan, Mudra etc. and Govt. is planning more.

Member2: How many of them are in operation?
Me: None of them have been commissioned.

Mmber2: Then, what is the present status of their construction?
Me: Sorry sir, I don’t have a detailed idea but some of them may be commissioned early in the next year.

Member2: Some of them are facing financial crunch? Do you know them?
Me: No idea sir.

Member3 (Lady Member): Why Orissa is so backward?
Me: There is lack of proper utilization of resources because of the poor level of human development and adoption of the top-down model of planning for development.

Member3: So you mean to say Orissa can never be developed?
Me: No Mam, these days lot of investments are coming and Orissa is poise to be the biggest investment hub in our country. Furthermore the planning is being with the involvement of the people. (She was not convinced and then the Chairman interrupted)

Chairman: What can be done to improve the industrial Sector of your state?
Me: The Govt. should take the initiative to investment in a planed manner; Private players must be encouraged to play a greater role, central assistance is needed and wherever possible foreign players must also be given a chance.
(Chairman too was not convinced with the answer and asked the member to continue)

Member3: What can be done to improve the financial scenario of Orissa?
(I don’t remember what I answered)

Member4: These days there is a news regarding ‘Cricket Diplomacy’. What is the other sport in which the term Diplomacy is attached?
Me: No idea sir.
(The member asked me to try and I said ‘Hockey’. I think I made a big mistake here by guessing.)

Member4: It is ‘Ping-pong’ diplomacy. Have u heard of it?
Me: No Sir.

Member 4: How many languages are recognized in our constitution?
Me: 22

Member 4: Among them, which is the language that is not the state language of any state?
(I really had no idea and he asked me to guess. Again I guessed wrongly such as Bodo or Dongri. He denied and said that it is ‘Sanskrit’. However, later I found that Sanskrit is the 2nd state language (after Hindi) of Uttarakhand’

Member 4: Do you know Nitish Kumaar?
Me: He is the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Member4: Since how long he is acting as CM of Bihar?
Me: Since last 4-5 years.
(Jokingly he said that “ohh, since last 45 years he is serving as CM. I clarified again and said that it is around 4-5 years)

Member4: So you mean to say it is his first term as CM?
Me: No sir. May be it’s his 2nd term but I am not sure. (Later I found that it is his 3rd term)

Member4: What has he done for development of Bihar?
Me: He has improved the law & order situation and have made significant improvements in the infrastructure and social sector of the state.

Member4: What are specific projects and programmes launched by him?
Me: No idea sir.

Member4: You hell from Puri district of Orissa. Tell me what are the major natural disasters that affect you district?
Me: Flood, cyclone etc.

Member4: What the Govt. has done after 1999 super-cyclone to minimize the damage?
Me: Govt. has built Cyclone shelter centers along the coast and has launched many awareness campaigns to educate the people regarding the use of this. It has strengthened the SDMA (State Disaster Management Authority).

Member4: But why the people are not using these cyclone centers?
Me: (I could not answer this)

Member4: You district is a poor district. What could be done to develop your district?
Me: Puri district possess a vast tourism potential with Sun Temple, Konark and Jagannath Temple, Puri. Fishing and Agriculture can be encouraged given the irrigation potential of the district. Wind energy can be tapped from the vast coastline. Further, the tourism development of the nearby areas such as Chilka Lake, Similipal Tiger Resrve etc. should be encouraged to attract more foreign tourists.
(I think by mentioning Chilka Lake I made the biggest mistake and this attracted the intervention form the Chairman)

Chairman: What is the property of the water of what you called Chilka Lake?
Me: It is a salt water lake.

Chairman: Is it a lake or something else?
Me: Sorry sir, It is called Chilka Lagoon.

Chairman: What is the difference between a Lake and Lagoon?
Me: Lagoon is a water body having a connection to sea. But Lake is a fully enclosed water body.
(That was the last question to me. Then the Chairman me thanked me and stated that my interview is over. I thanked them all and left the room while thinking of the mistake made by me by mentioning Chilka Lake)

Subjects Taken: Public Administration, Geography

Marks Scored:
Essay                                                 - 098
General Studies Paper I                   - 139
General Studies Paper II                  - 096
Geography Paper I                           - 163
Geography Paper II                           - 178
Public Administration Paper I          - 116
Public Administration Paper II         - 131
Written Total                                    - 921
Interview                                           - 153
Final Total                                        - 1074

Civil Services 2010 -Topper Shailesh Bansal -UPSC-Interview

UPSC Board Interview By Shailesh Bansal – 597th Rank In the 2010-11 Indian Civil Services Exam
(Rajani Rajdan Board)

As I entered she asked me to sit. She started with asking my roll no. DOB and verified my photo. Then she asked about Libya issues.

Que. Do you know about Libya Issue? Is it fair that NATO forces entered into Libyan territory?
Ans. Yes mam I know about that and definitely it’s an intervention but it should be looked in the shadow of resolution passed by UN. When we looks it from that point of view it looks justified. As UN is a democratic organization. It has said in its resolution to do whatever possible to restore Human rights there, and it is said in diplomatic language having crude meaning of doing attacks.

Que. So it means that use of US not violating Human Rights there.
Ans. Yes mam both US and Gaddafi are violating Human rights.

Next member

Que: You have opted for Pali Literature; Do you have any idea of Sangam Literature?
Ans: Sorry Sir

Que: In a manufacturing concern how I can make balance of payment?
Ans: Sir Payments are shown in Debit. Side

Que: I am asking balance of payment, not payment!
Ans: Sorry sir, I got it as payments. In that case expenses are shown in debit. Side and incomes are shown in Credit. Side.

Que: What are your Hobbies?
Ans: Net Surfing, TV Watching

Que: What do you do in TV Watching? Which serial do you follow?
Ans: Balika Vadhu, Laptagang

Que: Is Jagdish (A Character) doing correct in that?
Ans: No sir, But it should be looked from other angle also where when someone gets married in his/her childhood then it may be possible to have attraction towards person other than his/her spouse.

Que: What do u do in Net Surfing?
Ans: Sir I m active on most of social networking sites. Whenever I need some information I search it on web. Beside that I do blogging.

Que: What do you do in blogging?
Ans: I shares audit and accounts related knowledge

Que: I want to upload 50 pictures on Face book How can I do this?
Ans: Sir you can put them on picasa and then set a link on face book, other way is by doing uploading upfront on face book.

Que: Tell me name of few social network websites
Ans: I told 5-6 names

Next Member:

Que: So you are a CA, you must be knowing about company law
Ans: Yes Sir

Que: When I see audit report of CAG given for government concerns I found it very descriptive and detailed in comparison of a CA’s report (Usually given for limited companies). So don’t you think that auditors of a company other than government concern should be appointed by CAG ?
Ans: Sir I am not agree with this point. Because auditors are appointed by shareholders (in democratic way) whether it is government concern or other concern. CAG only advices government for appointment of auditors and government appoints auditor in the capacity of shareholder. If we gives power to appoint auditors of private companies to CAG than it will be a sort of discrimination. Further CAG makes its audit with a propriety and efficiency point of view so it’s obvious that his report is long and descriptive.

Que: I feel that CAs are influenced by their client while making their audit report!
Ans: Sorry sir but I am a CA and signed reports too. There are lot of personal responsibility on a CA while signing a Report so point of influencing doesn’t arise.

Then he told me that he is not satisfied. In reply I said sorry sir….

Que: If auditors have personal responsibility than why Satyam like cases happened?
Ans: Sir, I agree that in few cases auditors were not at par. But in consequences of that they are facing trial.

Que: What happened in Satyam case? Which Auditing Company involved in that?

Ans: Sir it was Price water house coppers as auditor and ICAI have constituted a committee to investigate that matter report of which is yet to come.

Next Member:

Que : What are your service preference ?
Ans: IAS , IPS , IFS and then Accounts related services ….

Que: You are a chartered accountant so you should have opted for Indian Economic Services!
Ans: Sir, I have completed my CA in the age of 22,After that I have worked for 2 and half year in Bulgaria (Europe). During my that tenure I felt that I should do something for society and on the same time I can use my skills that I have learnt during my CA. While looking for an option that suits both condition I found IAS as best choice. So I choosed IAS as first preference.

Que: Government is changing its accounting system, do u know about that?
Ans: Yes Sir, First it was cash basis of accounting and now it’s going for accrual basis of accounting.

Que: What is accrual basis of accounting?
Ans: In which income and expenses related with certain year are accounted for ONLY in the year in which they have incurred.

Que: There are big infrastructure projects are going on. They finishes in 4-5 years so how I can do accounting for them?
Ans: Sir, These type of projects falls in contract accounting and as per institute of chartered accountants of India Accounting standard no. 7 should be used for that accounting. In that AS two methods are prescribed one is proportionate of completion method another one is estimation basis.

Que: We have Doctors, engineers with us why should we select you?
Ans : Sir, During my tenure as CA I learnt about policy making, policy implementation, Compliance, Finding variations, reporting etc. and I feels that these tasks resembles with work of a IAS so I feels are I can do that better than other by adding my past experience in that.

Que: No I was expecting that you will say I will find out scams for you?
Ans: Sir I have told that I can find out variations and variations are nothing but sort of scams.Passed to next member:

Que: What is your personal goal on life?
Ans: Sir, my personal goal on life is that when after some time I look back people should say about me that yes he is the man with moral and he has done something for society. This is the feeling that boosts my morale.

Que: You have power with money, power without money and only money. What would you like to choose?
Ans: I asked him to repeat the question and replied power with money.

Que: Suppose you won a jackpot of Rs. one crore. What will you do?
Ans: Sir at first I will celebrate.

Que: No I am asking how you will expense out them?
Ans: As amount Is big I won’t be able to plan now.

He asked me to take some time and I replied sorry sir I won’t be able to plan now. He asked me that OK, can u tell me your preferences that whether you will give it to family or society or will do something for yourself?

I replied that yes sir, First I will give it to family, then society and then something for myself.

Mrs. Rajdan took the question again and asked me that how much will be the tax on it? I replied after some oral calculations as approximately 33%

She asked again that you are a CA, can’t you plan BALANCE Rs. 67 Lacs?

I said sorry mam I can’t for now. But I can tell you my preference as family, society and then for myself.

She said OK you can go…..

I thanked all members and chairman and left the room.

Optionals Subjects: Commerce & Pali Literature