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HISTORY GK SERIES FOR SSC, IAS, PCS, HAS, HCS AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS ( HISTORY-5 )

GK SERIES FOR SSC, IAS, PCS, HAS, HCS
AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS
(HISTORY-5)

THE GUPTA DYNASTY
GOLDEN AGE OF INDIA

On the ruins of the Kushan empire arose a new empire, which established its way over a good part of the former dominions of both Kushans and Satavahanas. The first two kings of the dynasty were Srigupta and Ghatotkacha.
CHANDRAGUPTA I (AD 319 – 335):
  • First important king of Gupta Dynasty.
  • Started the Gupta era in 319-320 AD.
  • He enhanced his power & prestige by marrying Kumara Devi, princes of the Lichchavi clan of Nepal.
  • He acquired the title of MahaRajaAdhi Raja.
  • Struck coins in the joint names of himself, his queen and the Lachchavi nation, thereby acknowledging his marriage alliance.
  • First Gupta ruler to introduce silver coinage.
  • Also started a new era calendar famously known as ‘Gupta Samvat’(started in 320 AD).

SAMUDRAGUPTA (AD 335 – 375):
  • The Gupta kingdom was enlarged enormously by Chandragupta’s son & successor Samudragupta.
  • His court poet Harisena wrote a glowing account of the military exploits of his patron. In a long inscription at the Prayag Prashasti pillar (at Allahabad), the poet enumerated the people & countries that were conquered by Samudragupta.
  • Samudragupta believed in the policy of war and conquest and because of his bravery and generalship he is called the ‘Napoleon’ of India (by the historian V.A. Smith).
  • In the region called AryaVrata he defeated nine rulers and Nagasena was one of them.
  • Samudragupta is said to have composed numerous poems of high merit. Some of his coins represent him playing vina. He also performed Asvamedha sacrifice.
  • He assumed the titles of Kaviraj.
  • SamudraGupta patronized Buddhist monk Vasubandhu and has been titled as DharamPrachar Bandhu in the Allahabad inscription.
  • Though a follower of the brahmanical religion, he was tolerant of other faiths.
  • Received a missionary from Meghavarman, the ruler of SriLanka, seeking his permission to build a Buddhist temple at Gaya, which he granted.

CHANDRAGUPTA – II (AD 380 – 413):
  • Samudragupta was succeeded by Ramgupta but Chandragupta II killed him and married his queen Dhruvadevi.
  • He entered into matrimonial alliance with the Nagas (of upper and the Central Provinces) by marrying princess Kubernaga whose daughter Prabhavati was married to Rudrasena-II of the Vakataka family.
  • Took the title of Vikramaditya by defeating Rudrasimha III, a Kshatrap king of Ujjain. He also took the title of Simhavikrama.
  • He issued copper coins.
  • The iron pillar inscription, fixed near Qutabminar in Delhi mentions a king Chandra (considered by many as Chandragupta II only).
  • During his period Ujjain and Pataliputra became important learning centers.
  • His court was adorned by celebrated nine gems (navratnas) - Ghatakarpara, Vraharuchi, Shanku, Amarsimha, VetalBhatta (equivalent to Birbal), Varahmira, Kshpanaka, Dhanvantri, Kalidasa
  • Chinese pilgrim Fahien visited India at this time.

KUMARAGUPTA – I (AD 413 – 455):
  • He adopted the title of Mahendraditya.
  • Founded Nalanda University (a renowned university of ancient India).
  • He was the worshipper of Lord Kartikeya (son of Lord Shiva).
  • Kumaragupta is famous for maximum number of inscriptions during Gupta period. Best source of information about his rule is Bhilsada Inscription.
  • In the last years of his reign, the peace and prosperity of the empire was disturbed due to the invasion of Turko-Mongol tribe, Hunas. During the war with the Hunas, Kumaragupta died.

SKANDAGUPTA (AD 455 – 467):
  • Kumaragupta-I was followed by Skandagupta. He faced Hunas effectively.
  • Restored Sudarshana Lake in Girnar region of Gujarat.
  • He shifted his capital to Ayodhya.
  • After his death, the great days of the Guptas were over. The empire continued but central control weakened, and local governors became feudatory kings with hereditary rights.

BANKING QUIZ - 58 FOR IBPS-PO & CLERK EXAM

BANKING QUIZ - 58 FOR IBPS-PO & CLERK EXAM

1. Which of the following is/are technical partners of CIBIL?
1. TransUnion International
2. Dun and Bradstreet
3. SIDBI & PSBs
4. Both (A) and (B)
5. Both (A) and (C)

2. Which of the following is not a method of estimating National Income?          
1) Export Import Method                                                        
2) Value Added Method           
3) Expenditure Method                                    
4) Income Method
5) Production Method

3. Which of the following are the major players in the call money markets?
1) Banks                                                     
2) Insurance companies
3) Development financial institutions                    
4) Selected mutual funds
5) All of the above

4. The rate of interest charged by RBI for lending money to various commercial banks by rediscounting of the bills in India is called
1) Exchange rate                                     
2) Statutory liquidity ratio
3) Bank rate                                              
4) Cash reserve ratio
5) Interest rate

5. What is the minimum and maximum limit (in Rs.) prescribed for RTGS transactions by RBI?
1) The minimum prescribed limit is Rs. 1 lac and maximum Rs. 10 lac
2) Rs. 1 lac The minimum prescribed limit is Rs. 2 lac and no maximum limit
3) The minimum prescribed limit is Rs. 25000 and maximum
4) The minimum prescribed limit is Rs. 25000 and there is no maximum limit
5) The minimum prescribed limit is Rs. 10 lac and maximum Rs. 100 lac

REASONING QUIZ-84 FOR IBPS- PO & CLERK

REASONING QUIZ-84 FOR IBPS- PO & CLERK

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
1. Statements:
All banks are industry.
Some small are industry.
Some small are miracles.

Conclusions:
I. Some Industry which are small can never be Miracle.
II. Some Small are Industry as well as Miracle both.
1: If only conclusion I follows.
2: If only conclusions II follows.
3: If either conclusion I or II follows.
4: If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5: If both conclusion I and II follow.

2. Statements:
Some glasses are not bolts.
All dusters are chalk.
All glasses are chalk.

Conclusions:
I. Some Bolts are not glasses.
II. Some chalks are not duster.
1: If only conclusion I follows.
2: If only conclusions II follows.
3: If either conclusion I or II follows.
4: If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5: If both conclusion I and II follow.

3. Statements:
All clocks are good.
No calendar is an important.
Some clocks are calendars.

Conclusions:
I. All Important are Good is definitely follow.
II. Some Good can never be Important.
1: If only conclusion I follows.
2: If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
3: If either conclusion I or II follows.
4: If only conclusions II follows.
5: If both conclusion I and II follow.

BANKING QUIZ - 57 FOR IBPS-PO & CLERK EXAM


BANKING QUIZ - 57 FOR IBPS-PO & CLERK EXAM 

1. Which type of ATMs can be provided by NBFCs?
(A) Bank-owned ATMs
(B) BLAs
(C) WLAs
(D) All of the above
(E) None of the above

2. Expand IASB?
(A) Indian Accounting Standards Board
(B) International Accounting Standards Board
(C) Internal Accounting Standards Bureau
(D) Indian Accounts Standards Board
(E) None of the above

3. What is securitization?
(A) A process which converts conventional credit into tradable Treasure Assets
(B) Credit receivable of the Bank can be converted into Bonds i.e., pass through certificates
(C) These certificates can be traded in the market
(D) All of the above
(E) None of the above

4. Which of the following is India’s first Credit Information Company?
A. CRISIL
B. CERSAI
C. SMERA
D. CIBIL

REASONING QUIZ-83 FOR IBPS- PO & CLERK

REASONING QUIZ-83 FOR IBPS- PO & CLERK

Directions (Q. 1 - 5): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below:

There are three cafes on each side of the road. The cafes are A, B, C, D, E and F. The cafes are of different colours i.e. pink, Brown, Grey, Sky blue, Black and Golden but not necessarily in that order. Also the cafes are of different heights. A, the Brown coloured cafe, is taller than C, but shorter than B and D. The shortest cafes is exactly opposite to the Sky blue coloured cafe. B, the Sky blue coloured cafe is exactly opposite to F. F the Black colour cafe, is located between A and D. C the Golden coloured cafe, is exactly opposite to A. E the tallest cafe, is exactly opposite to the pink coloured cafe.

1. What is the colour of the cafe diagonally opposite to the Golden coloured cafe?
1) Black
2) Pink
3) Sky blue
4) Can't be determined
5) None of these

2. What is the colour of the shortest cafe
1) Sky blue
2) Grey
3) Golden
4) Black
5) None of these

3. Which of these sequences is correct according to decreasing order of height?
1) E > D>B > A > C > F
2) E > B >D> A > C > F
3) Both 1) and 2) can be true
4) Data Inadequate
5) None of these

4. Which of these statements is correct?
1) Black colour cafe is opposite to sky blue colour cafe
2) Brown colour cafe is diagonally opposite of grey colour cafe.
3) Pink colour cafe is opposite of grey colour cafe.
4) All of the above
5) None of these

5. Which of these statements is incorrect?
1) E is grey coloured cafe.
2) F is black coloured cafe.
3) C is golden coloured cafe.
4) A is sky blue coloured cafe.
5) None of these

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 7 OCTOBER

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 7 OCTOBER

Q1. On which country the United States of America recently lifted economic sanctions?
a.     Israel
b.    Cuba
c.     Myanmar
d.    Mexico
Ans: C

Q2. Sreelatha  Menon  who recently passed away was?
a.     An actress
b.    A Social Worker
c.     A dancer
d.    A politician
Ans: A

Q3. Who is the author of the book titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness?
a.     Jhumpa Lahiri
b.    Ruskin Bond
c.     Vikram Seth
d.    Arundhati Roy
Ans: D

Q4. Juan Manuel Santos who was bestowed with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is the President of which country?
a.     Suriname
b.    Aruba
c.     Colombia
d.    Venezuela
Ans: C

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